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David Bradley, Joe Sims join ITV drama


Gregory Fitoussi joins cast

ITV has announced further casting for 13-part mythical drama Beowulf.

Joining star Kieran Bew as Beowulf, will be Joe Sims (Broadchurch), Lee Boardman (The Interceptor), David Bradley (Broadchurch), Ace Bhatti (The Shadow Line) and French actor Gregory Fitoussi (Mr Selfridge).

They join previously announced stars William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers, David Harewood, Ian Puleston-Davies, Lolita Chakrabarti, Elliott Cowan, Ellora Torchia, Gisli Orn Gardarsson, Susan Aderin, Kirsty Oswald, Laura Donnelly, Edward Hogg, Alex Price, Jack Rowan and Itoya Osagiede.

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, Beowulf is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.

Joe Sims will appear in episode 5 as Greff, a miner who spends his days digging for ore in the forests. Whilst he appears to be the joker, this plucky miner is nobody’s fool.

Lee Boardman is introduced in episode six as Hane, Bregan’s Healer, a battlefield medic who is ambitious, tough, politically sagacious, and fiercely loyal.

Guest starring in episode nine is David Bradley, who plays tribe leader, Gorrik, a proud and unforgiving man, who puts duty before heart.

In the same episode, Ace Bhatti, joins the cast and plays Bregan councillor Harken, a wise and intelligent man with a great understanding of both military strategy and politics without a personal ambition and desire for power.

Gregory Fitoussi is introduced as Razzak in episode ten. A spice trader from the Farlands, he’s fiercely intelligent and inescapably magnetic figure.

Beowulf is currently filming in the North East until the beginning of October. Broadcast is expected 2016.